The fourth in our series: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
This is the second in a three-part series on using technology to boost our economy after Brexit.
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
More women. Fewer minorities. Lots of councillors and former candidates. And fewer married people. Our complete guide to the new intake of Tory MPs.
The state should be the servant, not the master of the people. Conservative MPs succeed when they apply that principle to their role.
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
147 people were murdered in the capital last year, the highest level since 2008. There were three knife crime murders in Fulham last year, in my constituency.
Labour and Tory voters are “disgusted” by one another, according to latest ‘Hostility Barometer’, writes Sarah Harrison (LSE). The latest survey from the Electoral Psychology Observatory at the LSE and Opinium shows 47 per cent of those intending to vote Conservative feel some “disgust” towards Labour voters, while over two-thirds (68 per cent) of those intending to vote … Continued
Driving public investment in housing towards the South East is surely not sustainable for a Government committed to rebalancing the economy.
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in our new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
Council Tax is being put up by eight per cent. Yet public lavatories are being closed.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
The final tally is 330 votes to 231 – a decisive margin.
Business Rates and the planning system contribute to the problem of boarded-up shops in so many of our towns.
We need to build long-term trust to hold seats like this one. We can win again – but we must deliver.
In 2016, workers voted to leave the EU. Three and a half years later, they confirmed that decision by voting Tory. And they were right to do so. Labour lost, heavily; it was foiled by both its strategy and its tactics. A general election called before Brexit was delivered was bound to be a Brexit […]
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They knew that British Jews were frightened of the prospect of Corbyn Government. They knew those fears were valid. Yet Phillips and Nandy carried on campaigning.
After the 1983 defeat, Labour’s electoral progress was slow. This time around the Party will face further decline without a bold change in direction.
Our survey is a snapshot, five years before the event, but this is the starting benchmark: can the Government possibly keep confidence levels this high?
A new era beckons, the strings on the public purse are loosening, and it’s time to show what a compassionate, one-nation Conservative government can achieve.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Creating these low tax zones, where importing and exporting are made easy, wouldn’t just mean new jobs. It would show a long term commitment to our new supporters.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
In Loughborough, we could see how Labour had lost its “core vote”. They may be unwilling to return to the fold.
All played a part in forming the new Tory appeal that has made major inroads into the working class, Wales and provinical England.
What’s happening in our little platoons at home is a microcosm of what’s happening in our nation.